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Donal Casey Cummins

Family Attorney at San Ramon, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Casey

  • Licensed for 53 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1971
    Active No misconduct found

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About Donal

Learn Donal’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce and annulments, Mediation, Legal separations, Dissolution of civil unions and domestic partnerships, Division of assets and debts, Property settlements, Alimony, Child support, Child custody and visitation, Adoption, Legitimacy, Spousal abuse, Child abuse, Child abduction,

    49 years

  2. Estate planning
    Your estate planning includes making sure that your loved ones are taken care of and to maximize the amount you provide for their future. This includes paying the least amount of taxes and avoiding or minimizing probate court involvement. Through such instruments as trusts, wills, living wills, powers of attorney and various forms of ownership, we can help you plan a smooth transition to your heirs in cases of death or incapacity

    49 years

  3. Business
    Mr. Cummins has consulted with many business owners on formation, structure, and transactions. He has also represented them in court to resolve disputes. Employing both family law and business law perspectives gives him unique insight and knowledge in pursuing the best resolution for his clients.

    49 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Mr. Cummins has many years of experience in California Business Law representing Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Transactions, Contracts, Business Litigation and business dissolution.

    49 years

Few family law attorneys in the Tri-Valley area can match the experience of Donal Casey Cummins. As a founding partner of The Law Office of Cummins & Holmes, established in 1971, he has advocated for clients involved in the emotionally charged and legally complex process of divorce. Mr. Cummins serves clients primarily in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.


Possessing over 40 years of experience has exposed our firm's founder to every possible situation surrounding a divorce and its effects on children  and a family business.


Each divorce case is treated individually with customized strategies and different courses of action. Mr. Cummins spends time with his clients to understand their concerns, needs, and objectives. From there, he customizes individualized strategies and keeps his clients well-informed and updated as their cases progress.
Combined with his experience and legal knowledge, Mr. Cummins is able to help his clients secure the best possible resolution in divorce proceedings and protect their rights.

Individualized Representation Combined With Unique Insight

For several years, Mr. Cummins was part of a select group of highly experienced lawyers serving as Judge Pro Tem in the Family Law Department of the Contra Costa County Superior Court, filling in for sitting judges on vacation. That experience provided him unique perspective in understanding issues from both an attorney's and judge's point of view. Insight that benefits his clients to this day.
In addition to his family law practice, Mr. Cummins also represents clients involved in business transactions or disputes and those needing help with wills and trusts.

Contact The Law Offices of Cummins & Holmes For A Free Initial Consultation 

To schedule a free initial consultation with experienced San Ramon divorce attorney, Donal Casey Cummins, please contact us at. Our office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.
Mr. Cummins' San Ramon office is conveniently located for people living or working in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Diablo, and Alamo.




Law Offices of Cummins & Holmes
18 Crow Canyon Ct Ste 340
San Ramon, CA, 94583-1740

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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Had the very good fortune of retaining Mr Cummins recently. His depth of experience, methods and approach, all but ensured a highly effective and equitable outcome on my behalf
Posted by Jerry | March 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate representation
Casey dedicated his legal expertise to securing my entitled inheritance in which I was denied by the trustee/ relative. He relentlessly employed his legal expertise through the legal process and literally puts the screws to the opposition, showing he meant business. I was completely satisfied with Casey's legal representation of me.
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Posted by Jane | March 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I was referred to the law office of Cummins and Holmes by someone that lost their case against a party whom was represented by Mr. Cummins; which is the best reference you can get. The work done in this law office is outstanding. Everything from the smallest email response, to a full case trial, is completed with such strategic attention to detail. They are meticulous as well as knowledgeable in all aspects of their work. The office is inviting and the staff actually care about you as well as your case. You can tell they take pride in everything they do, and their efforts show through their casework. All we asked was for them to fight as hard as we would, and that's exactly what they did. My expectations have long been exceeded. Thank you all again for everything...
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Cummins & Holmes
  • 1971 - Present


  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • Gonzaga University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1963


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Managing Divorce and Finances
  • 2011

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San Ramon Family Lawyer Donal Casey Cummins
Donal Casey Cummins
Family Attorney
San Ramon, CA
Licensed for 53 years
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